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Taking Accredited Certification Forward: The Future of the GFSI-IAF Partnership News Update 04 Jun 2019 Certification Taking Accredited Certification Forward: The Future of the GFSI-IAF Partnership   In this episode of the GFSI Experts Series, we hear from two representatives of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), one of GFSI’s valued partner organisations. GFSI’s recognition of IAF’s Mulilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) is embedded in the Benchmarking Requirements; certification bodies operating in GFSI-benchmarked certification programmes must be accredited by an accreditation body that has […]
Certification Seen as ‘Passport to Trade’ for Global Players in Food Safety Press Release 28 Feb 2019 Certification Certification Seen as ‘Passport to Trade’ for Global Players in Food Safety     Survey found 79% of food industry leaders place certification as top priority to stay within regulations; while still exploring applications of new technologies Improved ability to comply with regulations is the highest rated benefit of certification, with improved safety and quality coming in second. Operational risk, such as contamination, and the lack of […]
GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan News Update 31 Jan 2020 Certification GLOBALG.A.P Certification at Closed Plant Factories in Japan GFSI Japan Local Group Communication WG (GFSI): We spoke with Takao Akita, Executive Officer of Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd., one of the largest plant factory operators in Japan, which obtained GLOBALG.A.P. for all 5 factories in Japan. Vitec Vegetable Factory Co., Ltd. (VVF): Our parent company is Restar Holdings Corporation (HQ: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) which […]
Third-Party Certification and the Public Sector: A Multifaceted Perspective from the Chair of CCFICS Blog 26 Sep 2019 GFSI Conference Third-Party Certification and the Public Sector: A Multifaceted Perspective from the Chair of CCFICS Fran Freeman is what you might call a multitasker: she both chairs the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) and leads the Exports Division of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. This dual role gives her a multifaceted perspective on the role of the public sector […]
Kewpie Corporation – Behind the Scenes of Acquiring 94 GFSI Recognised Certifications Blog 05 Feb 2019 Certification Kewpie Corporation – Behind the Scenes of Acquiring 94 GFSI Recognised Certifications In November 1919, Mr. Toichiro Nakashima founded Kewpie Corporation after discovering marmalade and mayonnaise during his stay as a trainee in the UK and USA. This led to the start of his mayonnaise production in 1925. Today, the business has grown and spread to six main categories, namely: condiments, egg, delicatessen, processed food, fine chemicals, and distribution […]
The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs News Update 17 Sep 2019 Benchmarking The Connected Future of Certification: GlobalG.A.P. CEO Kristian Moeller Predicts the Future of CPOs With over 200,000 certified farms under its umbrella, GlobalG.A.P. is one of the world’s most widely implemented implemented certification programmes for agricultural facilities. The CPO began in the late 1990s as EurepGAP, but changed its name in 2007 in keeping with its expanding presence on the global stage. GFSI recognition helps GlobalG.A.P. and its fellow […]
Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance? Blog 27 Apr 2017 Does GFSI Certification Equate to FSMA Compliance? Ever since the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) began being published, the industry has questioned its linkage with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification. As such, a major question has been: “If I am certified to a GFSI scheme, does that mean I will also be compliant with the rules of […]
GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Press Release 05 Feb 2016 GFSI Applauds New Canadian Policy on Private Certification of Food Facilities Policy Recognises Growing Food Safety Collaboration among Government, Industry and Consumers   PARIS, 5 February 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds the new Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy on private certification schemes used by food facilities that was announced this week in Ottawa. The CFIA acknowledges that private certification schemes, including those recognised […]
GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence News Update 13 Aug 2018 GFSI Announces USDA AMS GAP Plus + Certification Programme Achieves Technical Equivalence   PARIS, 13 August 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their Harmonized GAP Plus + certification programme. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Services is responsible for the management and oversight […]
GFSI Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence News Update 27 Aug 2018 GFSI Announces CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP Certification Programmes Achieve Technical Equivalence PARIS, 27 August 2018 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Canadian Grain Commission has achieved Technical Equivalence against Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for their CGC HACCP and CIPRS+ HACCP certification programmes. Technical Equivalence is limited to government-owned food safety certification programmes. The Technical Equivalence of government-owned certification programmes is an acknowledgment […]
Press Release 20 Mar 2017 GFSI-recognised Certification Programme Achieves Full Government Recognition PARIS, 20th March 2017 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) applauds CanadaGAP on achieving full government recognition. This recognition is a major public/private achievement and it comes as further reinforcement to what many food industry experts have reiterated time and again – that achieving certification to a GFSI-recognised certification programme puts operations in a good place to meet […]
GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption News Update 16 Oct 2020 Certification GFSI Extends Measures for Food Businesses Facing Ongoing Certification Disruption Today GFSI is issuing an updated position on mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on GFSI-recognised audits and certification. This new position is designed to provide clarity on the options available to certified organisations and those seeking certification for the first time, when full onsite audits may not be possible. The full position can […]
Bridging the Gap with the Global Markets Programme: An Award-Winning Journey Towards Certification News Update 23 Jul 2019 Global Markets Bridging the Gap with the Global Markets Programme: An Award-Winning Journey Towards Certification   GFSI is dedicated to promoting food safety in every corner of the industry, from the biggest multinationals to the small to medium-sized enterprises that form the backbone of the supply chain. These SMEs can benefit from the Global Markets Programme, a stepwise guide to building food safety capability on the pathway to certification. Every […]
GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Blog 12 Nov 2020 Certification GFSI Answers Our Two Most Frequently Asked Questions Here at GFSI, the two questions we receive most often both have to do with the certification process – namely, “How do I get ‘GFSI certified?'” and ‘Is this standard GFSI-recognised?’ Today, GFSI Senior Technical Manager Marie-Claude Quentin is here to walk us through the recognition process in more detail, and explain how you can […]
Update on Temporary Audit Measures During Covid-19 Pandemic News Update 08 Apr 2020 GFSI Update on Temporary Audit Measures During Covid-19 Pandemic Editor’s note: The Global Food Safety Initiative is monitoring the evolving Covid-19 situation on a daily basis and is committed to publishing timely updates and announcements in this space. Please check back here regularly and ensure you are subscribed to receive GFSI News.   Food operations everywhere are feeling the effects caused by COVID-19. Around […]
GFSI and COVID-19 – A Harmonised Approach to Exceptional Circumstances News Update 03 Sep 2020 GFSI GFSI and COVID-19 – A Harmonised Approach to Exceptional Circumstances     GFSI is happy to share our position for a harmonised risk assessment as part of our ongoing support for food businesses facing continued impediments to certification due to the COVID19 pandemic. Several months into the COVID19 pandemic, travel restrictions continue to impede audits and certification to a GFSI-recognised programmes. The effects of the […]
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